Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 December 2032 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | December 2032

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 December 2032 at 20:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2032 after 10 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 407 / 1360

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 407 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 408 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠286.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 25 November 2032 at 14:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 December 2032 at 19:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 239 km

Moon is 368 239 km (228 813 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 105 km (229 973 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2032 at 16:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 December 2032 at 17:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 3 December 2032 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.128°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.141° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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